New College: A Great Value

Our Graduates in Economics

William Dudley '71 (above) has been president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York since 2009. Dudley earned his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. “I like to call New College the 'graduate school for undergraduates’ because it is a place that encourages students to intellectually engage, learn, think and communicate.” His New College Thesis? "The Pursuit of Economic Growth: The Implications of Short Run Policy Formation."

New College is proud of the many Economics and non-Economics graduates who have contributed to the field. Here's a sampling of some of our graduates:

Jonathan Smiga is CEO of Barnie's CoffeeKitchen (formerly Barnie's Coffee & Tea). He is also a managing member focusing on sales and marketing for Dept. C Wines, a producer of Burgundian-styled Pinot Noir from select family vineyards in California. He specializes in venture investments and has previously been employed or worked as a consultant for Robert Mondavi, Illy Espresso, Williams-Sonoma, Olive Garden, General Mills, Disney, Culinary Institute of America, Cheesecake Factory and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.

Felice Schulaner held management positions for Jordan Marsh, Macy’s and American Express before becoming senior vice president of human resources for Coach Inc., where she helped lead one of the most successful initial public offerings of the decade. "I applied to a number of fine graduate school programs and, even without grades, was accepted by all with generous financial packages. That is not unusual; graduate schools have long known the value of a New College education; the school is sometimes referred to as the ‘graduate school for undergraduates’ given its focus on research and writing. Consequently, New College students frequently find themselves better prepared than their graduate school colleagues."

David Allen is the New York Times best-selling author of Getting Things Done and president of The David Allen Company / Getting Things Done. Often referred to as the guru of personal productivity, Allen has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant and executive coach for such organizations as Microsoft, the Ford Foundation, L.L. Bean and the World Bank. His books include Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity and Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life.

Sam Patterson created the KL Grip Shift system for shifting gears on a road bike. It was the first time anyone had thought to move the gear shift to the handlebars. His bicycle part manufacturing company has grown into a multimillion dollar company with a global reach.

Tracy Rahn is director at The Royal Bank of Scotland.

Raymonda Burgman, Ph.D., is a former economics professor at Depauw University and associate provost at New College.  She currently is director of the HERS Institute in Denver, Colorado.

Margaret Knight, J.D., graduated from NYU School of Law and is an appellate lawyer for the New York Public Defender’s Office.

Misha (Mike) Snytkin, J.D., graduated from University of Florida's Levin College of Law and is an attorney in Orlando, Florida.

Aaron Delgado, J.D., graduated cum laude from the University of Florida's Levin College of Law and is an attorney in Daytona, Florida.

Annie Spencer works at the World Bank.

Jonathan Schaan, J.D., received his law degree from University of Minnesota, a top ten program, and is now a lawyer in Chicago.

Aaron Gubin, Ph.D., went to graduate school at the University of Florida and is currently professor of finance at Eastern Carolina University.

David King earned his master's in finance from the University of Florida and is currently working for a firm on Wall Street.

Adam Kendall is a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley in Sarasota, Florida.

Logan Cobb worked at the Bureau of Labor Statistics following graduation and is now in graduate school at George Washington University.

Ari Goelman is a fiction writer and children's novelist.


Sample of Graduate Schools Attended by NCF Students in Economics

• Harvard University
• London School of Economics
• Stanford University
• University of California at Berkeley
• University of Virginia Law School
• University of North Carolina Law School
• University of Florida Law School
• American University
• Brandeis University
• Carnegie-Mellon University
• Duke University
• Rochester University
• Tulane University
• University of Edinburgh
• University of London
• University of Pittsburgh
• Vanderbilt University

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The Wall Street Journal ranked New College the nation’s No. 2 public feeder school for elite, law, medical and business schools in 2003.

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